NW Environmental's staff have extensive experience of the planning, management and delivery of environmental projects from the modest to the ambitious, with budgets from thousands of pounds to millions.
NWE Principle, Neil Wyatt, led the team which developed a proposal for the Birmingham and Black Country Nature Improvement Area. One of around sixty entries for a national competition run by DEFRA, this was the only one for a wholly urban NIA. It's ambitious and innovative approach. together with its impressive partnership of over fifty organisations from all sectors, resulted in the project being selected as one of the ten successful projects. Following three years of delivery funded through the competition, the NIA has now transitioned to other sources of ongoing funding and is looking forward to a sustainable future.
NWE worked with a partnership of local authorities, government agencies and environmental NGOs to develop a partnership project for submission to the European Development Fund. The Black Country's Blue Network with a total value of £3.87M. This innovative project aims to deliver a step change in action to improve the management of natural greenspaces linked by the canals and rivers across the the urban area, all within the context of the Birmingham and Black Country Nature Improvement Area.
Other major project development work has included a Plan for a Biosphere Reserve north of Birmingham, new proposals for Arrow Valley Country Park and activity and interpretation plans for the Woodland Trust and National Trust's flagship project at Londonthorpe and Bellmount.
Services we offer include
- Project Design and Planning
- Activity and Action Plans
- Access and Interpretation Plans
- Conservation Management Plans
- Consultation Strategies
- Project budgeting
- Evaluation Strategies and Plans
- Risk registers
- Building stakeholder partnerships
- Project governance arrangements, including drafting partnership agreements
We can also assist you with preparing fundraising bids to major funders (such as National Lottery and Landfill Communities Fund distributors), including preparing the supporting documents to evidence the benefits and deliverability of your project.
NW Environmental are also experienced in undertaking project evaluations, including the evaluation of ERDF and Lottery funded projects.